Burns from Mr. Coffee Coffee Makers

There have been reports of people getting burns from Mr. Coffee coffee makers. These coffee makers are sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, and Lowe’s. Burns from Mr. Coffee coffee makers have occurred on the faces, hands, and upper chests of at least sixty-one people. There have been reports of a hundred more cases of the top to the brewing chamber popping open and contents spilling out but without know injury. The problem is apparently a buildup of pressure in the water reservoir which forces the top open. People have been burned by steam, hot water, and hot coffee grounds according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Because of burns from Mr. Coffee coffee makers the company is recalling over six hundred thousand units. These are single cup coffee brewers. They were first sold in North America in September of 2010.

What to Do about Burns from Mr. Coffee Coffee Makers

If you own one of these units stop using it. Go to http://www.cpsc.gov/ for more information. According to the CPSC site, recall model numbers are as follows:

BVMC-KG1

BVMC-KG1A-001

BVMC-KG1-WM-001

BVMC-KG1-001

BVMC-KG1-BEA

BVMC-KG1R-001

BVMC-KG1-044

BVMC-KG1BP-PAL

BVMC-KG1R-006

BVMC-KG1A

BVMC-KG1-WM

BVMC-KG1W-001

For additional information contact the company at (800) 993-8609 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.mrcoffeerecall.com.

Take Care When Brewing Coffee

Making good coffee, regular coffee or healthy organic coffee, requires that you boil water. Coffee lovers are well advised to remember that boiling water is hot and that it causes burns. Using a hot pad to handle a pot of hot water is a wise thing to do. Making sure that the connections on an espresso machine is even smarter. In general electric appliances for making coffee are not under pressure and one only need to be careful not to spill the hot coffee. However, when a coffee maker works under pressure similar to an espresso machine there is a greater risk. Burns from Mr. Coffee coffee makers apparently occurred because the pressure seal failed. This is not something that you should try to fix yourself. Take the coffee maker back and get a refund or buy a different and more trouble free model.

Take Care When Serving Coffee

There are few things in life as enjoyable as a good cup of hot coffee. Smell the aroma, enjoy the benefits of organic coffee antioxidants, and be careful not to scald yourself in the process. Remember the issue with McDonald’s coffee years ago. There is a temptation to serve coffee boiling hot so that it will stay hot longer. If you do this be sure to warn your guests, customers, or friends to let the coffee cool a bit before drinking. Unexpected burns from a few defective Mr. Coffee coffee makers are one thing. Watching your mother-in-law burn her mouth on scalding coffee at your table is something that will never be forgotten. So, enjoy your coffee, make sure that it is not too hot, and if you purchased one of the model numbers listed above take it back.


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